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Commercial Sales Leadership Development Graduate Programme, Northern Ireland

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Diageo graduates have the best of all worlds. Our hands-on, accelerated learning programmes are perfect for people who are curious and have an ability to learn.  If you want to gain depth and breadth of an organisation to be set up for a career to be proud of, you’re in the right place.

Look no further than our Northern Ireland Commercial Sales Graduate Programme. With opportunities across Northern Ireland, this two-year programme has an exciting workplace learning approach that means you will spend your days right at the heart of an enormous global organisation.

Character Is Everything

We’re proud to have a diverse and vibrant workforce. Thousands of people of extraordinary character, each with their own story to tell.

Who are we?

Diageo is one of the world’s leading producers of premium drinks. We have an outstanding collection of over 200 brands, old and new, large and small, global and local – that are enjoyed in more than 180 countries around the world.

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to our purpose which values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity. We know that for our business to thrive, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings. 

How does the programme work?

Start your Commercial Sales career with some of the most iconic brands in the world. Taking iconic, timeless brands like Baileys, Guinness and Smirnoff and finding them new generations of shoppers, new untapped markets, new reasons to be purchased, and new places to be sold. 

You’ll be immersed in the sales process from the beginning. You’ll spend time building relationships with Diageo partners and working with customers to improve sales. You’ll be responsible for ensuring our brands are successfully promoted, readily available and well presented to anyone who wants to buy them. 

Over the two-year rotation programme, you’ll have an opportunity to excel in areas across our Commercial Sales teams such as Field Sales, Account Management, Customer Marketing, Shopper and Customer Activation, Innovation and Reserve. You’ll discover everything you need to know about our brands, our competitors, the market and customers.

There may be the opportunity to relocate to another exciting part of our organisation within Europe either during or after the programme.

Throughout the programme, you’ll have a combination of formal training with a global leadership curriculum, mentoring and coaching from respected colleagues and, most importantly, real world, on-the-job experience. From the beginning you’ll be working on projects that will develop and improve your skill set. You’ll be able to make a real contribution to the business while building a global network of relationships that will support your career, both now and long into the future.

Who are we looking for?

On the qualification side, you’ll need to have acquired or be expecting to obtain an academic degree and be graduating in 2022 or within the last 5 years.

You must be fluent in English and hold a full clean valid driver’s license. For our graduate opportunities you must be mobile and prepared to relocate geographically during the programme.

Character is everything. You’ll need to be a curious, flexible, self-motivated team-player who loves to turn ideas into action and someone who shows integrity, respect for others and, above all, a passion for learning something new every day.

We have several graduate opportunities across the business. For the best chance of being successful we recommend applying for one programme. Applications are on a rolling process, and we will close roles when we find our graduates for September 2022. Here’s hoping it’s you!

What are the rewards

We offer rewarding salaries for our graduates along with an industry leading benefits package. With everything you can learn here, and the long-term opportunities we have to offer, the Commercial Sales Graduate Programme in Northern Ireland could just be the best decision you’ve ever made.

CHARACTER IS EVERYTHING

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